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These San Diego fairs distributed national images of southern California and the Southwest unsurpassed in the early twentieth century. Matthew Bokovoy, a San Diego native, lives and writes in Norman, Oklahoma.

These San Diego fairs distributed national images of southern California and the Southwest unsurpassed in the early twentieth century. By examining architecture and landscape, American Indian shows, civic pageants, tourist imagery, and the production of history for celebration and exhibition at each fair, Matthew Bokovoy peels back the rhetoric of romance and reveals the legacies of the San Diego World's Fairs to reimagine the Indian and Hispanic Southwest. Bokovoy's book is groundbreaking.

Matthew Bokovoy brings San Diego into scholarly conversations of urban history and civic identity formation with his study of the San Diego expositions held in 1915 and 1935. His argument begins boldly with his assertion that "in Southern California and the Southwest, no two events shaped the modern Spanish heritage more profoundly than the San Diego Expositions of 1915-1916 and 1935-36" (p. xvii). With the first exposition, according to Bokovoy, San Diego was able to present Southwest cultures and peoples to the world and show itself as a multicultural and pluralistic region

Bokovoy's book is groundbreaking - It is a story for a mature city that can look to its history for a deeper . Bokovoy peels back the rhetoric of romance and reveals the legacies of the San Diego World's Fairs to reimagine the Indian and Hispanic Southwest.

Bokovoy's book is groundbreaking - It is a story for a mature city that can look to its history for a deeper understanding of local identity. -San Diego Union-Tribune. There is plenty in the book to intrigue us, especially the architectural elements of the fairs' programs. -The Santa Fe New Mexican. In the Panama-California Exposition, history as myth was celebrated - for the later California-Pacific International Exposition, the myth was now celebrated as history.

SAN DIEGO – The City San Diego Public Library will host a discussion with Matthew F. Bokovoy, author of The San Diego World’s Fairs . Bokovoy, author of The San Diego World’s Fairs and Southwestern Memory, 1880-1940, on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2 . in the third floor auditorium of the Central Library, located at 820 E St. in downtown San Diego. This event is FREE to the public.

Both San Diego fairs displayed a portrait of the Southwest andits peoples for the American public

Both San Diego fairs displayed a portrait of the Southwest andits peoples for the American public.

The world's fair became an important site for this imperial vision to take shape in the American cultural imagination and reach a broad audience. The two most prominent ury American fairs, the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876 and Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, showcased visions of architectural grandeur, technology, and the arts to millions of fairgoers. These expositions fed the rise of mass tourism and consumerism, enticing visitors with exotic amusements including glimpses of "strange" peoples.

The San Diego World's Fairs and Southwestern Memory, 1880-1940 by Matthew Bokovoy and Publisher University of New Mexico Press. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9780826336446, 0826336442. Both San Diego fairs displayed a portrait of the Southwest and its peoples for the American public.

Bokovoy peels back the rhetoric of romance and reveals the legacies of the San Diego World's Fairs to reimagine the Indian and Hispanic Southwest. Saved in: Bibliographic Details. Main Author: Bokovoy, Matthew.

In the American Southwest, no two events shaped modern Spanish heritage more profoundly than the San Diego Expositions of 1915-16 and 1935-36. Both San Diego fairs displayed a portrait of the Southwest and its peoples for the American public.

The Panama-California Exposition of 1915-16 celebrated Southwestern pluralism and gave rise to future promotional events including the Long Beach Pacific Southwest Exposition of 1928, the Santa Fe Fiesta of the 1920s, and John Steven McGroarty's The Mission Play. The California-Pacific International Exposition of 1935-36 promoted the Pacific Slope and the consumer-oriented society in the making during the 1930s. These San Diego fairs distributed national images of southern California and the Southwest unsurpassed in the early twentieth century.

By examining architecture and landscape, American Indian shows, civic pageants, tourist imagery, and the production of history for celebration and exhibition at each fair, Matthew Bokovoy peels back the rhetoric of romance and reveals the legacies of the San Diego World's Fairs to reimagine the Indian and Hispanic Southwest. In tracing how the two fairs reflected civic conflict over an invented San Diego culture, Bokovoy explains the emergence of a myth in which the city embraced and incorporated native peoples, Hispanics, and Anglo settlers to benefit its modern development.


The San Diego World's Fairs and Southwestern Memory, 1880-1940 download epub
Americas
Author: Matthew F. Bokovoy
ISBN: 0826336426
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (November 1, 2005)
Pages: 336 pages